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So is the GRC going to be sold globally or not? If globally, does that include europe (Sweden) or are we excluded because of emission rules or because we already have the GRY? The only info I've seen says it won't be sold in europe at all, but some in this forum suggest otherwise...

Should I give up the dream or not?
 

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So is the GRC going to be sold globally or not? If globally, does that include europe (Sweden) or are we excluded because of emission rules or because we already have the GRY? The only info I've seen says it won't be sold in europe at all, but some in this forum suggest otherwise...

Should I give up the dream or not?
@KanmuriDavid is spot on. Unless something changes in upcoming years, you just have the Yaris.
 

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We are getting both in New Zealand but the equally important question still remains, how many will be allocated to each country ?

Even though we are "getting it" it will not be great if we say only get 20.

I would recommend that people get down to their dealer an register their interest, all this information is being fed back to Toyota and will help getting allocation that is at least half way close to the actual number that will buy one.

Don't really see the point in these being sold in Europe, you have plenty to choose from already with the likes of the AMG A45S or the Audi RS3 or countless other options from VW, you are already saturated with hot hatch options which should be way cheaper there than by the time they get shipped half way round the world.
 

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We are getting both in New Zealand but the equally important question still remains, how many will be allocated to each country ?

Even though we are "getting it" it will not be great if we say only get 20.

I would recommend that people get down to their dealer an register their interest, all this information is being fed back to Toyota and will help getting allocation that is at least half way close to the actual number that will buy one.

Don't really see the point in these being sold in Europe, you have plenty to choose from already with the likes of the AMG A45S or the Audi RS3 or countless other options from VW, you are already saturated with hot hatch options which should be way cheaper there than by the time they get shipped half way round the world.
I've seen 80% of production going to North America and the rest being evenly distributed other places. Definitely seems it'll be hard to get in Oceania and Asia
 

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So is the GRC going to be sold globally or not? If globally, does that include europe (Sweden) or are we excluded because of emission rules or because we already have the GRY? The only info I've seen says it won't be sold in europe at all, but some in this forum suggest otherwise...

Should I give up the dream or not?
I’m sorry to cut your dreams, I wish you got the GR Yaris instead
 

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I’m sorry to cut your dreams, I wish you got the GR Yaris instead
Buy a GRY instead? Well, the way I see it the GRY is a young mans car. I would love to own and drive one... if I were 25 years old! However, I'm no longer young and what's more important... I'm married! The GRY just won't fly. The GRC on the other hand is a proper car. It has all the practicalities you'd expect from a modern car and it works as a family car too (second car mind you). It is a car I could get away with buying! No, the GRY is not an alternative...

If I knew the GRC was coming to europe (Sweden) I could wait. I was sooo ready to give Toyota my money! Not knowing however... I'd rather buy something completely different or not buy a new car at all... hoping for Toyota to change their minds about GRC and europe. Yes I'm frustrated and totally get how you north americans felt throughout the years...

I have never really been interested in cars until GRY got my attention. It is however... a silly car, and I can't have that. I need a proper car. GRC was da shit, but no such luck... I'll probably go back to not being interested in cars at all.

AMG A45S or the Audi RS3? No way, they cost a fortune! The GRC was going to be the perfect balance between performance and price.
 

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Buy a GRY instead? Well, the way I see it the GRY is a young mans car. I would love to own and drive one... if I were 25 years old! However, I'm no longer young and what's more important... I'm married! The GRY just won't fly. The GRC on the other hand is a proper car. It has all the practicalities you'd expect from a modern car and it works as a family car too (second car mind you). It is a car I could get away with buying! No, the GRY is not an alternative...

If I knew the GRC was coming to europe (Sweden) I could wait. I was sooo ready to give Toyota my money! Not knowing however... I'd rather buy something completely different or not buy a new car at all... hoping for Toyota to change their minds about GRC and europe. Yes I'm frustrated and totally get how you north americans felt throughout the years...

I have never really been interested in cars until GRY got my attention. It is however... a silly car, and I can't have that. I need a proper car. GRC was da shit, but no such luck... I'll probably go back to not being interested in cars at all.

AMG A45S or the Audi RS3? No way, they cost a fortune! The GRC was going to be the perfect balance between performance and price.
We get that, it’s unfortunate that it’s not available in other places. Maybe shoot for the Hyundai I30N or something over there.
 

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There are myriad hot hatch options in Europe. To be honest I’d do unspeakable things to get so much as half the hatch options in the US that y’all have over there…in addition to all of the wagons and assorted normal sized cars that get reasonable gas mileage, all the cars you can get in stick, the list is long. We don’t get any of that over here because like 80% of our country just wants automatic everything SUVs, usually for reasons they can’t even verbalize lol.

But I digress. There’s no need to give up on liking cars because you can’t get a GRC. That’s a little extreme. There are many, many spicy hatchbacks for you to choose from, as well as hot wagons which basically serve the same purpose but with more space. If a BMW or RS3 are too pricey, consider a Golf GTI or Golf R. They’re amazing options as starter enthusiast cars, because they give you a fun (but not reckless) driving experience as well as normal married man car practicality. I believe they still sell the fun Fiesta/Focus variants across the pond as well.

Look around, and have fun. The GRC is going to be amazing but it’s not the first hot hatch and it won’t be the last. There are lots of other cars available that can give you a similar experience. In fact I currently daily a MK7.5 GTI and it’s a hoot. I beat the crap out of it every single day and it hasn’t had any issues at all…plus it’s helped my fiancée and I through two moves. She’s basically said that she’s cool with me having anything as long as it’s a hatch, so you’re on the right track working that angle 😉
 

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Well, the wife has issues with most brands because of her height and leg proportions so my choices are very limited. Toyota is one of few that works for her and therefore the GRC was the solution! As I said price also stops me from getting one of the other hot hatches where the price is just ridiculous. I'll just forget that I got interested and drive my old crappy car instead... Sad, but it is what it is.
 

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Well, the wife has issues with most brands because of her height and leg proportions so my choices are very limited. Toyota is one of few that works for her and therefore the GRC was the solution! As I said price also stops me from getting one of the other hot hatches where the price is just ridiculous. I'll just forget that I got interested and drive my old crappy car instead... Sad, but it is what it is.
so you think the GR Corolla cheaper than a Golf R?

I'm sorry but no Europe release for this
 

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Well, the wife has issues with most brands because of her height and leg proportions so my choices are very limited. Toyota is one of few that works for her and therefore the GRC was the solution! As I said price also stops me from getting one of the other hot hatches where the price is just ridiculous. I'll just forget that I got interested and drive my old crappy car instead... Sad, but it is what it is.
LOL, it sounds like you have the exact same issue my brother has. He was able to convince his wife that a GTI was the perfect "family car" for him to get as the secondary to his Cayman. I'd definitely say look into that as an option.
 

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LOL, it sounds like you have the exact same issue my brother has. He was able to convince his wife that a GTI was the perfect "family car" for him to get as the secondary to his Cayman. I'd definitely say look into that as an option.
A Golf could work, but it's no Toyota... 😊

The new Golf R is nice but I don't like that often used practicalities are buried in the infotainment system. It is a bit pricy too. Surely the GRC will be less expensive!?
 

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A Golf could work, but it's no Toyota... 😊

The new Golf R is nice but I don't like that often used practicalities are buried in the infotainment system. It is a bit pricy too. Surely the GRC will be less expensive!?
I'm thinking the GRC will have to be cheaper than the Golf R - by all appearances, it won't be as fast and isn't going to win any awards for a "luxury" interior, which is something that the Golf R justifies its price on. I know that not having AWD can be a dealbreaker for some, but a GTI gets around pretty well in the snow as long as it's stock. If you add a Stage I tune, you'll get something near the fun of a Golf R for 10-15 grand less. Don't get me wrong, a Golf R still feels way better to drive, but it could be the right trade-off for someone not willing or able to drop $45K on a VW.
 

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I don't like anything about the VW golf interior, as a matter of fact the Audi RS3 is terrible as well and the GR Corolla kind of went with the RS3 a bit.

Basically a non 4WD is a total deal breaker for me theses days, I have got used to the way Subaru puts power on the road and its so reassuring to drive, the car feels so planted to the road. Its all about the handeling for me, the GR Corrola needs to replace my 1990 MR2 GT which felt like it was 300Hp due to the low weight. Cannot beat a manual for the feeling of being directly connected to the road. The reliability over 23 years of owning the MR2 was just crazy and parts were cheap and I did all my own maintenace, it never saw a garage in 23 years.
 
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